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Name at least three (3) different events within the Civil Rights Movement that accelerated the freedom movements of the 1960s and the Great Society movement.

May 21st, 2015

14th Amendment passed1868Constitutional amendment forbids any state from depriving citizens of their rights and privileges and defines citizenship
Plessy v. Ferguson decision1896Supreme Court rules that separate but equal facilities for different races is legal. Gives legal approval to Jim Crow laws
Booker T. Washington writes Up From Slavery1901Arguing that gradual progress is the best path for blacks, Washington focuses on job training and suggests that self-respect and self-help would bring opportunities
Niagara Movements1905W.E.B. DuBois demands immediate racial equality and opposes all laws that treats blacks as different from others. Leads to creation of NAACP in 1909
Grandfather clause outlawed by Supreme Court1915NAACP successfully challenges state laws that restricted black voting registration
Race riots and lynchings claim hundreds of lives1919Over 25 race riots occur in the summer of 1919 with 38 killed in Chicago. 70 blacks, including 10 veterans, are lynched in the South

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